Centric Consulting CEO Larry English recently spoke to Employee Benefit News about designing a workplace around culture, connection, and collaboration – regardless of whether it’s remote or in person – and barriers to getting employees on board with a return to the office.
With the pandemic behind us, employers are trying to reign in work-from-home policies employees have grown accustomed to. According to the article, “In 2024, nine in 10 companies with office space will return to the office in some capacity, according to a recent report by Resume Builder. The same study found that most organizations plan to track attendance, with 28 percent threatening termination for those who don’t comply.”
So, the article posits, why aren’t employees excited to return to the workplace, and how can organizations reignite the passion for daily in-office work? The article highlights a few reasons people are reluctant to jump back on the in-office work bandwagon.
“Being fully remote or being completely in the office are easier to design and operate than hybrid,” English said. “The people that do it well design for three things: culture, connection, and collaboration. You need to have a gathering strategy, a way to make it meaningful for people to be in the office.”
From punching the clock to a lack of connection, top-down decisions, and more, read insights on how to fix these all-too-common barriers employees face.